Mariposa Grove Restoration
Photo by Josh Helling for NPS Use Only
The Mariposa Grove is a popular destination for visitors in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service is embarking on a plan to restore the Mariposa Grove and ensure it thrives to be enjoyed by future generations. The Park will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the restoration of giant sequoia habitat in the Mariposa Grove. The Mariposa Grove is comprised of approximately 500 mature giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and is the largest of three sequoia groves found within Yosemite National park.
The national park idea is rooted in the Mariposa Grove. In 1864, under the Yosemite Grant, President Lincoln signed legislation protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley for "public use, resort, and recreation." This landmark legislation holds an important place in our country's history and was enacted at a time when the nation was embroiled in the Civil War. For the first time in our nation's history, scenic natural areas were set aside and protected for the benefit of future generations.
Did You Know?
Youth from local communities show off their artistic talent through poetry and art in Yosemite National Park’s Gateway Expressions Art and Poetry Contest. Families and park staff celebrate the creative talents of these local students through a special exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in the fall.